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Old 02-08-2007, 01:24 AM   #1
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Need help making PPD file visible to CUPS


I have the PPD file I need for my printer, but I'm not sure how to make CUPS see it. Any clues? The CUPS distributed with Suse 9.x has a generously large list of printer models to choose from (excluding the ML-2010), so I was expecting to find an equally large list of PPD files by doing a "find / -name *ppd" but it only found a few PPD files. I was hoping that would lead me to where I need to dump the PPD I need CUPS to use.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 01:43 AM   #2
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It does help to stay in one thread.

To find all PPD files:
1. update seach database:
updatedb

2. find the files:
locate *.ppd
or
slocate *.ppd

To browse for PPD file in CUPS web setup:
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2...sbrowsenl3.jpg

Hope that helped.
 
Old 02-08-2007, 01:59 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r00tb33r
2. find the files:
locate *.ppd
or
slocate *.ppd
In my case it would have been "locate *.ppd.gz". Suse decided to compress them, which threw me off.
 
  


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